Registration & Enrollment
As a dependent public charter school, Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter School has a different registration process than other schools in the district. We implement the Admissions Requirements established by the Santa Rosa City Schools Board of Education on January 28, 2015. The purpose of the policy is to make school admission more accessible for socioeconomically disadvantaged students.
Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter School Lottery for the 2024-2025 school year opens on January 9th, 2024 at 8:00 am and closes on February 9th, 2024 at 4:00 pm.
Enrollment lottery applications for all grade levels must be submitted via online lottery application, by 4:00 pm on February 9th, 2024. Registration applications received after 4:00 pm on February 9th, 2024 will not be included in the lottery and will be placed at the bottom of the waitlist. Note: All registration applications and registrations are done online. There are no forms to be picked up in the main office.
The lottery will be held March 7th, 2024 at 8:30am at the Santa Rosa City Schools Stony Point Office (110 Stony Point Road, Suite 210 in the Staff Training Center).
The Element H Admission Requirements were finalized at the Santa Rosa City Schools Board of Education Meeting on January 28, 2015. In the event that the Charter School receives applications exceeding the maximum cap prior to the close of the admissions deadline, it shall determine which students shall enroll in the following manner:
Sibling Preference: All siblings of students enrolled at and attending the Charter School at the time of the lottery or who were enrolled at the school at any time during the seven (7) school years prior to the school year for which the lottery is being conducted, shall be admitted.
Lottery Procedure: In-District Applicants whose parents/guardians provide written verification that they are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch under that program guidelines shall be designated Free and Reduced Eligible. Applicants residing within the boundaries of the Santa Rosa City Schools Elementary or High School Districts shall be designated District Resident. Families residing within the Santa Rosa Elementary School District, Rincon Valley Union School District, Wright Elementary School District, Piner-Olivet Union School District, Mark West Union School District, Kenwood Elementary School District, Roseland School District, Bellevue Union School District, and Bennett Valley Union School District all fall within the enrollment boundaries of the Santa Rosa City Schools High School District. Applicants not meeting any of these criteria shall be designated as Other.
The Charter School shall employ the following lottery procedure to determine admission to the school in the event that the number of applicants exceeds the number of available slots:
Draw No. 1
1. Free and Reduced Eligible - In District: Draw 4 times
2. District Resident: Draw 1 time
3. Child of current Charter School employee: Draw 1 time
When all of the envelopes from categories 1 and 3 are drawn, then, if there are remaining envelopes, the lottery shall proceed to draw all of category 2. When all of categories 1, 2, and 3 are drawn, the lottery will proceed to category 4 listed below.
Draw No. 2
4. Other - Draw 1 time until no envelopes remain
Waitlist: In the event that there are applicants remaining after the conduct of the lottery, those applicants not admitted to the school shall be placed on the waitlist in the order that their names were drawn. To the extent that openings occur at the Charter School during the school year for which the lottery is conducted, applicants shall be offered admission in the order in which they appear on the waitlist.
It was determined that because of the SRACS Charter, all 6th graders will transition to Rincon Valley Middle School, and attendance is not dependent on the student's middle school of residence. Open Enrollment paperwork is not needed for this transition.
Students who would like to attend a different middle school than RVMS, then district Open Enrollment paperwork will need to be completed, and that is available on the Santa Rosa City Schools webpage. All Open Enrollment paperwork is done online.
Upon the transition from 8th grade to High School, Open Enrollment paperwork will have to be completed if the student's high school choice is different than the high school of residence.
SRACS Students DO NOT have priority to attend MCHS, if that is not their school of residence. Open Enrollment paperwork must be completed is a student wants to attend MCHS and it is NOT their high school of residence.